Adele’s “25" makes Charts History

Adele’s latest album, 25, has hit the charts worldwide breaking records in both U.S. and UK.

The latest release of the British singer has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, which is the largest single sale first week in U.S. chart history since 1991. The previous record used to be NSYNC’s No Strings Attached which sold 2.42 million copies in its first week of release in 2000.

Three of the five singers of former boyband NSYNC took to social media to congratulate the singer, saying that they even bought the album.

“We officially say Bye Bye Bye as Adele says Hello to the World Record of Most Record Sales in a Week. Congratulations!! #IDemandARecount,”

25 will debut on top of the Billboard chart on the 12th of December marking the singer’s second number 1 album after 21. Her previous album dominated the chart for 21 non-consecutive weeks and sold 11.2 million in the U.S. which is the 10th highest grossing album in the country’s history.

Incredible news for Adele here in the UK. 25 sold 800000 copies in its first week of release breaking the record for highest first week sales in Uk chart history. Oasis’s Be Here Now held the previous record with 696,000 sold in 1997, though it should not be fare to compare the albums. At the time of the chart release the Oasis’ album had been out for only 3 days, furthermore Adele’s sales includes also digital downloads which weren’t available in 1997.

The singer broke the record for highest first week digital sales with 252,423 digital copies sold, the record was held by Ed Sheeran’s X which sold 95709 units in its first week.

Martin Talbot, Chief executive of Official Charts Company said:

“The statistics surrounding the album are staggering” “No album has ever sold 800,000 copies to reach No 1 in the history of British music” he said.
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